In a study of the best areas of Barcelona to buy a house in, the Salvador Espriu Gardens in the highest part of Paseo de Gracia came on top. Its name comes from the author and poet, Salvador Espriu, who lived in Casa Fuster, opposite the gardens.
As an anecdote, we should remember that the inauguration of these gardens took place with the llamada Fountain of the Aurora, a vast number of sculptures placed on a pond.
Among these figures was the Minerva goddess, a sculpture with two chariots drawn by two horses. However, the work was not to the taste of the locals and was dismantled and stored in a warehouse in Barcelona. Years later some pieces were rescued and were placed in different parts of the city.
An ideal area to buy or rent an apartment in
The areas in Espriu Salvador Gardens and Vila de Grácia are central locations in Barcelona. Among the transport links, the metro stations of Verdaguer, Lesseps, Callcarca and Joanic stand out the most. Also, there are good bus and rail links to and fro these areas.
The district that joins the Salvador Espriu Gardens has a number of pedestrian streets so it is possible to walk everywhere. Besides the modern business establishments and markets, there are others traditional and small shops in these streets.
As far as leisure and food are concerned, in Vila de Grácia there is a good variety of markets, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, cinemas, theatres, etc.
All kinds of services and the best architecture
Those who plan to live in Salvador Espriu Gardens area will find medical centres, hospitals, and more than 30 public and private schools. The Design School and the Music School are also noteworthy.
As for the architectural aspect, some buildings, such as the Casa Bonaventura Ferrer or the Casa Fuster, are well known, where we have already seen that Salvador Espriy himself lived there and has given a name to all these gardens, which are known as "els Jardinets de Gràcia ".
A safe and bohemian-looking district
This is a perfect place both for those who seek tradition and those who prefer modernity. In Vila de Grácia both concepts are integrated very well. It is a very safe area during the day and night.
There are all types of properties surrounding the Grácia Gardens. Besides the cultural, social and tourist charms, the bohemian atmosphere characterises life in this district. An ideal area to live in.